NY Mets 9, Tampa Bay 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 21947

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 12 1
Tampa Bay 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 35-29 19-12 16-17 W3
Tampa Bay 35-28 19-14 16-14 L3

Recap


Mets 9, Rays 6: Kirk Nieuwenhuis had his first career two-homer game and drove in three runs as visiting New York completed a lopsided three-game sweep.

Lucas Duda also had three RBIs and Jason Bay homered for the Mets, who outscored the Rays 29-9 in the series and wound up 4-5 on their nine-game road trip.

Mets left-hander Johan Santana (4-3) labored through five-plus innings, walking four and allowing four runs on six hits for the victory.
 
Reliever Jon Rauch bailed out Santana by escaping a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the sixth and Frank Francisco struck out Ben Zobrist with the bases loaded in the ninth to secure his 16th save.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) was pounded for eight runs on nine hits — both career highs — in 3 2/3 innings to remain winless in his last five starts.

Nieuwenhuis' second homer, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, snapped a 4-4 deadlock and put the Mets ahead to stay. Duda added a two-run double in the inning to end Hellickson's day.

Matt Joyce had a two-run double for Tampa Bay, which had won four straight entering the series with the Mets.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rays CF B.J. Upton went 0-for-4 and had his hitting streak snapped at nine games. ... Bill Mathews, the official scorer for Mets RHP R.A. Dickey's one-hitter on Wednesday night, said he stood by his call that Upton's first-inning bouncer was a hit. The Mets filed an appeal to have it ruled an error in order for Dickey to be credited with a no-hitter. Mets 3B David Wright was unable to grab the ball on a bare-handed attempt for the play in question. ... Nieuwenhuis' first-inning blast was the first leadoff homer for the Mets this season. ... New York swept an interleague series in an American League park for just the third time.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Tampa Bay
Johan Santana Player Jeremy Hellickson
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.2
6 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 9
7.20 ERA 19.64
Hitting
NY Mets   Tampa Bay
David Wright Player Elliot Johnson
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 12 3 24 .324 14 6 9 4 2 1
Tampa Bay 8 0 11 .229 21 11 6 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Miami. The Rays have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .481 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Mets have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .567 after a loss.